Praveen Kumar Donepudi

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Praveen Kumar Donepudi
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Born (1978-07-25) July 25, 1978 (age 45)
Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh
EducationMaster’s in Computer Application
Alma materBharathidasan University
  • Enterprise Architect
  • entrepreneur
Years active2002 - Present
OrganizationiMINDS Technology Systems
Height5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Spouse(s)Lakshmi Nallamothu
Children2, Shivika and Shanvika

Praveen Kumar Donepudi (born 25 July 1978) is an Indian entrepreneur, enterprise architect, and co-founder of iMINDS Technology Systems, Inc, which is a leading IT outsourcing firm based in America. Donepudi is a highly acclaimed enterprise architect with over 18 years of experience and is best known for offering services related to client relationship management, SAG portfolio management, strategic architecture, and solution designing.

Donepudi is a widely recognized multi-skilled professional known for creating a $5 million revenue empire with zero investment, iMINDS Technology Systems Inc. iMINDS became the fastest-growing IT staffing company and a service provider in America. iMINDS has worked for a number of prolific clients like American Water, CISCO, Red Hat, Capital One, Northern Trust, UBS, and others.

Apart from that, Donepudi has worked with several MNC's like Covansys, TCS, Infosys, and Cognizant specializing in BFS, retail, health care, life sciences, Hi-tech and utilities, telecommunications, and product development. He has also handled several consolidation projects with over 200 applications.

Donepudi is considered one of the leading IT experts, who holds several professional certifications from Amazon Web Services, Scrum Alliance, MuleSoft, and others. iMINDS has won several awards for the outstanding work such as Best Business Services Award, Sales Revenue Growth Award, Global Business Excellence Award, and others. Donepudi incubated several middleware practices, which are the strongest practices in the Industry. He accelerated growth as operations head for Entire North America during his tenure.

Early life and education

Donepudi was born in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, India. He completed his high school education from the Don Bosco Public School and later on enrolled in a master’s program at the Bharathidasan University, majoring in computer application.


Donepudi began his career in 2002 when he joined Miracle Software Systems Inc, a services provider, and a software reseller company. He worked as a senior software engineer for over two years with this firm.

After leaving Miracle Software Systems Inc, Donepudi worked as an Associate projects with Covansys for a year before joining Tata Consultancy Services in 2005. He worked for over three years with Tata Consultancy Services as an IT Analyst.

In 2008, Donepudi joined Infosys, a leading Indian MNC as a project manager. After working for over four years with this firm, Donepudi joined Cognizant. He assumed several roles during his seven-year tenure at Cognizant but worked majorly as a senior architect of webMethods Practice and a principal architect of SAG practice.

In 2017, Donepudi launched iMINDS along with his wife, Lakshmi Nallamothu, who is presently the CEO of iMINDS. Donepudi started this venture with zero dollar investment to provide a range of consulting, staffing, and technology services that help transform businesses.[1] iMINDS incorporates the smart infusion of the latest technologies in the industry to offer top-notch services. iMINDS became one of the leading international IT outsourcing services based in America and a Strategic Partner for many of the fortune 100/500 companies including IBM and Microsoft. The company has worked with several prolific clients, including CISCO, CSX, Fidelity, Capital One, PNC, RBC, FedEx, Hyundai, Walmart and others. Donepudi is also an author of several articles spanning across Artificial intelligence, IOT, machine learning, Neural networks and also Finance and marketing. His articles have been published in various Scopus indexed Journals.

He also served in the Editorial board and as a member of several journals. He’s part of the peer review panel where he judges the work of other authors articles


Donepudi was awarded with a Process World Award for designing and developing the Accelerators and Frameworks. iMINDS has won several awards for the outstanding work such as Best Business Services Award, Sales Revenue Growth Award, Global Business Excellence Award, and others.

Licenses and certifications

  • Scrum Alliance Certificate, Scrum Alliance
 Issued in 2019, Credential ID 000916774
  • Developing APIs with Google Cloud’s Apigee API Platform Specialization, Coursera
 Issued in 2019, Credential ID 6Q4SWYW8S97F
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate, Amazon Web Services (AWS)
 Issued in 2020
  • Project Management Professional (PMP), Project Management Institute
 Issued in 2020, Credential ID 2787008
  • MuleSoft Certified Platform Architect - Level1, MuleSoft
 Issued in 2020
  • The Open Group Certified: TOGAF 9 Certified, The Open Group
 Issued in 2020

Personal life

Donepudi is married to Lakshmi Nallamothu, who is the co-founder and CEO of iMINDS. The couple has two daughters together, Shivika and Shanvika, who are eight and four years old. Donepudi is fluent in English, Hindi, Telugu, and Tamil.


  1. "Praveen Kumar Donepudi: Transforming and accelerating businesses through his firm 'iMINDS'". LA Progressive. 4 October 2020. Retrieved 8 October 2020.

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